Andy Roddick pleased with his US Open Series form

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
andy roddick(Photo: Edwin Martinez)

andy roddick

Andy Roddick says he is “feeling great” in the build-up to the US Open despite an early Wimbledon exit affecting his schedule.

The 27-year-old crashed out to the unseeded Lu Yen-hsun in the last 16 at SW19 and admits he was forced to make adjustments to his schedule as a result.

“Last year I needed to rest after Wimbledon,” said Roddick. “This year it’s a little bit different. With the way my schedule was set up, I was planning to do better at Wimbledon. When that happens, you make adjustments.”

“It was a matter of going out early at Wimbledon then finding the happy balance between training and going into Atlanta a little short on preparation.”

Roddick is competing in the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington this week after reaching the semi-finals of the Atlanta Tennis Championships, where he was beaten by eventual champion Mardy Fish.

“I played Atlanta because I wanted to play well here in Washington,” he continued. “I’m glad I went there and took my lumps. It’s a constant give-and-take.

“I’m hitting the ball a lot differently than I was eight or nine days ago.

“It’s certainly one of the best times of the year for me. I always get excited about it. I’ve played well. But I don’t feel like I’ve gotten my feet into the summer yet.

“The next three events [Washington, Toronto and Cincinnati] are what you circle as your US Open preparation. But overall I feel great. I’ve always felt comfortable on hard courts.”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

BIOGRAPHY: Cesc Fabregas

Davis Cup final 2017
The Sport Review
Davis Cup 2017: Can Goffin and Darcis lead giant-killer Belgium past France to victory at last?
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Michael Owen sends warning to Chelsea ahead of Liverpool FC clash
The Sport Review
Sir Alex Ferguson privately raves about 20-year-old Man United star – report
The Sport Review
Antoine Griezmann talks up potential Man United transfer next year